What? It's no big deal.*
* Barely relevant Caddyshack reference.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
From The Onion
Donald Fagen Defends Steely Dan To Friends
November 14, 2008 | Issue 44•46
NEW YORK — While having drinks with friends at a local bar Monday, Donald Fagen, 60, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and cofounder of the multiplatinum-selling American rock band Steely Dan, was once again forced to defend his appreciation for the multiplatinum-selling American rock band Steely Dan.
"Look, I understand. It's an acquired taste," Fagen said after putting his group's 1978 hit "Deacon Blues" on the bar's jukebox. "I wasn't that into it at first, either. But when you really listen to the unbelievable production values and the wry, perfectly crafted lyrics—it's just great art, okay? You should definitely give 'the Dan' a shot."
Fagen went on to cite additional evidence in defense of his admiration for the music, including the disparate jazz, R&B, and blues influences that pervade the band's music, and the ultraclean sound that became the group's hallmark.
"No one attained that level of perfection in the studio," Fagen said. "Do you know how many guitar players tried and failed to nail the solo on the song 'Peg'? Six. Six professional session guitar players. That's commitment to a vision, if you ask me."
"Not to mention almost ruining Michael McDonald's voice just to get the background vocals on that track," Fagen added.
Even after his acquaintances roundly dismissed Steely Dan as "pussy music," Fagen vehemently maintained that the band has contributed significantly to the rock and roll genre, and described his and Becker's unorthodox instrumentation choices and song arrangements as "bold."
Source: The Onion
Dude gets a Brazilian wax and doesn't enjoy it very much. NSFW for a flash or two of nudity/pubes.
Thanks, Gingerblue, for the link.
I don't know about waxing, but I've had laser hair removal done on my neck a few times (ingrown hair problem) and it hurt almost as bad as the cortisone shot I got last month in my shoulder when the doc stuck the needle directly into my torn labrum and I thought I was gonna fuckin' pass out. Almost that bad. Not quite. I never minded shots before. Now I do.
Oh, all you crafty folk out there will really enjoy this gift to us from Jill: a site called Tampon Crafts that's both funny and informative, with step-by-step instructions for these items and more. Who knew?
And just in time for the holiday season...
Lots more ideas at TamponCrafts.com
A selection of goodies from PassiveAggressiveNotes.com, a great site that compiles photos of, yes, passive-aggressive notes. Here are some of my favorites.
Submitter: “I lived with these girls for a year, but after about six months, things started to get a little strange.” If our submitter had any doubts about how her roommates felt about her, the to-do lists that appeared on the fridge the weekend she was moving out cleared things right up.
Submitter lives in an apartment complex she describes as “a step above dorm living” — 85 girls total, all of them coming and going at all hours. Her next door neighbors kicked things off with the most frightening clip art extravaganza ever, and things devolved from there. In chronological order:
This anonymous submitter’s girlfriend was living in a tiny apartment in Sydney, Australia, and temporarily sleeping on what the submitter admits was “possibly the world’s shittiest sofabed.”
No stories for the rest. They speak for themselves.